About the Renault ZOE
This is the second iteration of the Renault ZOE, announced in 2019. The ZOE Play is a big jump up in terms of quality from the old version, which itself was well-loved. This is one to watch in 2020.
A car designed to ping around the city, it's a smart, sleek little mover. The LED headlights bring just the right amount of pizazz to the proceedings. There's nothing in the interior to blow you away, but it has enough of what you'd expect from a modern-day electric car (like App-controlled preheating of seats and a sizeable touchscreen), and bucket-like seat in the front for great comfort levels.
Renault have some decent credentials in the electric vehicle market, starting way back in 2008 with the announcement of the Z.E (Zero Emissions) division. So they're a company that has invested in electric cars and clearly believes in them. The new ZOE is an important part of their story. There's now an option of 100% recycled fabric seat upholstery, as manufacturers begin to get to grips with the fact that the engine is just part of the sustainability story.
Away from the city (or town), the WLTP range of 245 miles (which is probably closer to 195 in real world driving) is impressive, and there's enough power to make driving the Renault ZOE a lot of fun on the motorway. Renault have now included an option for 50 kW DC charging, unlocking rapid charging options to take away the hassle during long journeys.
It's a good, honest,and fun electric car at a great price.
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Nowt better in the class for the money – there’s space, style, smooth drive, and that all-important range
The old ZOE was a lot of fun to drive. This new one looks altogether better, and the battery is a giant leap for Renault